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Joint MER and bus terminus proposed for Ramsey

SURVEY WORK: Site survey work taking place in Waterloo Road for the proposed new transport interchange. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM121123 (175).

SURVEY WORK: Site survey work taking place in Waterloo Road for the proposed new transport interchange. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM121123 (175).

A NEW Ramsey Transport Interchange could be created in Waterloo Road.

The Department of Infrastructure and Department of Community, Culture and Leisure have proposed to have a joint terminus for the Manx Electric Railway and buses in Waterloo Road in Ramsey.

It would mean that buses can park there overnight and there would be joined-up facilities for staff and parking. And it would release the current bus station site for re-development.

A number of people living in the north already park in the town in the morning and either car share or take the bus to work.

Currently people alighting the tram are remote from the bus station, and having a joint terminus would be easier for travellers with Rover and Freedom tickets.

Such tickets give people freedom to travel where and when they want at a discounted price whether that’s on trams or buses.

Ramsey Town Commissioners have supported the proposal.

The government departments have a design team appointed. In addition this month Isle of Man Newspapers’ chief photographer John Maddrell pictured site survey work being undertaken in Waterloo Road for the proposed transport interchange.

The Department of Infrastructure spokesman said the project was ‘very early in the design process’.

It will be New Year before plans are drawn up.

 

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